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Labour Law in an Era of Globalization: Transformative Practices and Possibilities

Joanne Conaghan, Richard Michael Fischl, and Karl Klare


Throughout the industrial world, the discipline of labour law has fallen into deep philosophical and policy crisis, at the same time as new theoretical approaches make it a field of considerable intellectual ferment. Modern labour law evolved in a symbiotic relationship with a post-war institutional and policy agenda, the social, economic, and political underpinnings of which have gradually eroded in the context of accelerating international economic integration and wage-competition, a decline in the capacity of the nation-state to steer economic progress, the ascendancy of fiscal austerity an ... More

Keywords: labour law, social participation, economic, wage-competition, class, gender, immigration, globalization

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199271818
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanne Conaghan, editor
Professor of Law, University of Kent at Canterbury

Richard Michael Fischl, editor
Professor of Law, University of Miami

Karl Klare, editor
Professor of Law, Northeastern University

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Joanne Conaghan, Richard Michael Fischl, and Karl Klare

Part I Labour Law in Transition

Part II Contested Categories: Work, Worker, and Employment

Part III Globalization and its Discontents

8 Death of a Labour Lawyer?

Dennis M. Davis

Part IV Same as the Old Boss? The Firm, the Employment Contract, and the ‘New’ Economy

Part V Border/States: Immigration, Citizenship, and Community

Part VI Labour Solidarity in an Era of Globalization: Opportunities and Challenges

Part VII Laying Down the Law: Strategies and Frontiers

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